½ Dollar (Monroe Doctrine Centennial)

Coin ½ Dollar (Monroe Doctrine Centennial) United States of America obverse
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Coin ½ Dollar (Monroe Doctrine Centennial) United States of America reverse
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General information

Name ½ Dollar (Monroe Doctrine Centennial)
Country United States of America
Issuer United States of America
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Face value Half Dollar = 50 Cents
Period -
Issue period 1923
Commemorative reason -
Out of circulation? No
Thematic
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Technical information

Item type coin
Subtype non circulating coin
Material plain: Silver main (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter -
Thickness 2 mm
Format round
Alignment ↑↓

Comments

The 1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollar was promoted by the California film industry in connection with the First Annual Historical Revue and Motion Picture Film Industry Exposition. The topic of the coin was the 100th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that efforts of European countries to interfere or establish new colonies in the west would be viewed as acts of aggression. The Doctrine had a long standing impact on U.S. foreign policy. Official logo of 1901 Pan-American Exposition which was copied for the reverse design. The Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollars were distributed by the Los Angeles Clearing House and initially sold for $1 each. A vast number of the mintage was eventually released into circulation at face value. Nearly all examples of this issue will be encountered with shallow strikes and characteristically unattractive surfaces. Higher grade mint state examples with an attractive appearance are extremely elusive. Authorization: Public Law 67-391 Maximum Authorized Mintage: 300,000
Faces
Coin ½ Dollar (Monroe Doctrine Centennial) United States of America obverse

Obverse

Recorder Chester Beach
Legends UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN GOD WE TRUST
1923 S
MONROE~ADAMS
HALF DOLLAR
English translation
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Description Portraits of James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, who were both instrumental in formulating the Doctrine.
Coin ½ Dollar (Monroe Doctrine Centennial) United States of America reverse

Reverse

Recorder Chester Beach
Legends MONROE DOCTRINE CENTENNIAL
1823 1923
LOS ANGELESั
English translation
Image source Steve27K
Description Two female forms in shapes resembling North and South America. This image is said to have copied from a design created by Ralph Beck in 1899 Pan-American Exposition.

Edge

Description Reeded
Emissions

1923

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions 274.077
Mint mark S

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